Tuesday, February 19, 2013

"Kirby Corporation To Present At The BB&T Transportation Services Conference" ($CNRD $KEX)

Highlights from the presentation [pdf]:

  • The inland tank barge fleet is 3,100 barges, of which 956 (31%) are more than 30 years old
  • Only 724 tank barges were built in the last five years.
  • Kirby and American Commercial Lines are the largest tank barge operators (about a third of the total).
  • There are about 6 dry bulk barges for every tank barge.
  • Approximately 8% of industry’s [coastal tank barge] fleet is single hull and required to be removed from service by end of 2014.
  • Continued strong inland petrochemical and black oil products demand with utilization in the 90% to 95% level, leading to favorable term and spot contract pricing.
  • Higher demand in coastal markets, leading to higher utilization and favorable term and spot contract pricing.

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